Study: Drug resistance not a risk in acne treatment
People who are prescribed certain antibiotics for acne—even those who take them for months at a time—are unlikely to develop bacteria resistant to those drugs, according to a new study. The finding is surprising given what researchers know about bacteria's ability to adapt to common antibiotics and become immune to their effects, the authors say in the Archives of Dermatology. More
National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference - May 21-23, 2011
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY
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Who Should Attend?
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators. Whether you work in a school or as a national trainer for a company, this conference will provide you with additional skills to be the best
that you can be.
Why Should I Attend?
This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year - this is it!
What Will I Learn?
NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student’s future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program. More
Braids, weaves raise risk of hair loss
Some hairstyles, including tight braids and weaves, may increase the risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology. Seen predominately in African-American women, this type of hair loss, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, centers on the vertex (crown) of the scalp and spreads peripherally. More
UK teen tanning bed ban: Coming to America?
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The bronzed cast of MTV's "The Jersey Shore" might not be amused. England and Wales have banned the use of tanning booths for those under 18 years of age, enforcing it with a fine up to $32,000. This follows studies that have discovered that the rate of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has tripled in the U.K. for those under the age of 35 since the seventies. More
Food allergies not tied to eczema for most
Chicago Tribune Share
Eczema is notoriously difficult to treat in children. The torturous dry-skin disease causes intense itching and sleeplessness, and sometimes parents try making dietary changes in addition or in place of conventional treatments. For about one-third of eczema patients, specific foods—dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and fish—can trigger flare-ups. But the majority of kids with eczema don't have any food allergies. Restricting or eliminating common foods from the diet, meanwhile, is often unnecessary and can pose a nutritional risk, according to a recent study in The Journal of Pediatrics. More
Dermatologists should ditch their neckties but keep white coat
A U.S. survey of patients at dermatologists' offices sends a clear message to doctors about their attire: scrap the necktie, but don't lose the white coat just yet. "We're going to proclaim that ties are dead," said Dean Morrell, one of the study's authors and director of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at the University of North Carolina. Morrell and his colleagues surveyed 176 new patients at an adult dermatology clinic and the parents of 248 children attending a pediatric clinic on their views of what doctors should wear. More
Scalpels, quills and no pain relief: Gruesome procedures outlined in 19th century surgical guide to nose jobs
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One of the earliest books in English detailing the science of cosmetic surgery for noses has been unearthed at a house clearance. The book was written by a surgeon for surgeons and is a guide on how to carry out the procedures. The author, John Stevenson, published the work in 1833. More
Spring's economic indicators: Dining out and Botox
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What do Americans do when they're feeling good about the economy? Apparently, go out to dinner and get a Botox injection. In the same week that the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index found that American confidence in the economy rose for the first time in five weeks, both the restaurant and cosmetic surgery industries report business is booming. More